A new Apple employee is joining the company’s global tech team, according to a LinkedIn post from a company spokesperson.
The hiring is part of a “great and growing” collaboration between Apple and the Australian government, the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
The position, which is not part of the company-wide tech team and is being held only for a short period, will provide Apple with a “world class experience in mobile computing” and “great talent for all of our digital product development and operations”.
“We are thrilled to be hiring for this position, and looking forward to collaborating with the Australian Government on a range of projects,” the spokesperson said.
“We want to provide our Australian employees with the opportunity to develop and deliver innovative products and services to the Australian public that can impact their lives.”
A spokesperson for the Australian Labor Party told BuzzFeed Australia it was aware of the hiring.
“Apple has been committed to investing in Australia’s talent base and the Government’s digital transformation agenda is an important part of this, so we are pleased that Apple has chosen to invest in our digital innovation programme,” the ALP spokesperson said in a statement.
“The Government is also working hard to deliver a digital economy that is sustainable and inclusive, and the Apple Australia team is a strong partner in this.”
Apple has been working on a new mobile app that will allow users to earn cash back from their Apple Watch purchases, according the Labor Party.
The Labor Party has been pushing for the technology giant to hire more Australians to the tech team.
“There’s no better place to be than Apple,” said Labor MP Andrew Leigh in a video that was released on Monday.
“It’s a great place to work.
It’s a really good place to start a career.
And if you’re a software engineer who has been doing Apple things for a long time, you’ll know the kind of people that work at Apple, they’re the kind that are very good at doing the kind and quality jobs.”